Hills of Headwaters Collaborative Ontario Health Team Introduces 2024-2027 Strategic Plan

The local Ontario Health Team will use strategic plan as roadmap to create a healthy and supportive community for all in Dufferin/Caledon

Since its inception in 2019, Hills of Headwaters Collaborative Ontario Health Team (HOHC OHT) has been working in partnership with patients, physicians, health, social and municipal agencies to improve the health and well-being for everyone in Dufferin County and the Town of Caledon. Through its new 2024-2027 Strategic Plan, HOHC OHT outlines a new set of strategic priorities, along with an updated mission, vision, and values. This plan, developed in collaboration with more than 17 community partners, will guide HOHC OHT’s work in the Dufferin/Caledon community for the next three years.

“We are excited to share this strategic plan with our community. As a collaborative, we are proud of the work we have done so far and look forward to building on that success to achieve our new collective goals,” said Tracy Coffin, HOHC OHT Executive Director. “Through a data-informed and collaborative decision-making approach, our strategic plan outlines our commitment to enhancing delivery of care and improve population health outcomes,” added Coffin.

The new strategic plan outlines five strategic goals: equitable health and well-being, health and social care integration, shared resources, partnership, and accountability as the key objectives for the OHT in the coming years. The plan aims to enhance the local health care system, focusing on:

  • increased early detection of chronic diseases,
  • improved chronic disease outcomes,
  • reduced acute care utilization,
  • increased access to primary care services for unattached patients,
  • improved system navigation support to find and access care,
  • and increased access to integrated team-based models of care.

“HOHC OHT is honoured to serve the people of Dufferin and Caledon in creating a connected care system, where local people experience high-quality services, from health, community and social care providers who share responsibility for the outcomes of their care,” said Lesley Nagoda, Services and Housing In the Province CEO and HOHC OHT Collaboration Council Co-Chair. “The successes of the past few years have reinforced just how much impact a connected health and social care system can have on community and population health and well-being. We look forward to continuing this work in our community,” added Nagoda.

Using Ontario Health’s Equity, Inclusion, Diversity and Anti-Racism Framework, HOHC OHT will look to design systems that deliver equitable care to everyone in the Dufferin/Caledon community, focusing on those who are currently underserved and facing inequity. To do this, HOHC OHT aims to shift systemic attitudes to ensure a reduction of disparity and inequity in how services are delivered and simplify overall access to health and social care.

The implementation of the strategic plan will also include HOHC OHT’s journey to becoming a designated OHT under the Connecting Care Act, 2019 with guidance from the Ministry of Health and Ontario Health as outlined in the province’s The Path Forward.

For more information on the work being done by HOHC OHT, visit hillsofheadwaterscollaborative.ca


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